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  1. #1
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    Default ClearCase and 3 way merge/compare

    Hello,

    We use Beyond Compare around here and love it. We've integrated it for not only our comparisons, but by creating wrapper scripts, we can use it to handle our merges also via creation of a xml_merge.exe in the map file that calls Beyond Compare and does the backend ClearCase hyperlinks based upon the passed parameters by ClearCase.

    However, we have concerns that may only be alleviated by inclusion of a three way comparison method (base, contributor, and destination).

    Is there an ETA for this? I saw the other posting but would prefer to. If we could somehow match the look and feel of the ClearCase merge, this would be great.

    Thanks!

    Patrick Mrowczynski

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    Default Re: ClearCase and 3 way merge/compare

    A 3 way merge is planned for version 3 of Beyond Compare. It would be premature to set a release date for v3 at this point, but we hope to have something before the end of the year.
    Chris K Scooter Software

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    Default Re: ClearCase and 3 way merge/compare

    Any update on this? Potential beta soon? Please?

    Cheers!
    -- Patrick Mrowczynski


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    Default Re: ClearCase and 3 way merge/compare

    There will be an announcement when we have a beta available. If you want to get an email when there's something ready you can add yourself to the beta list here: http://www.scootersoftware.com/support.php?c=maillist
    ZoŽ P Scooter Software

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    Default Re: ClearCase and 3 way merge/compare

    Thank you! Great tool that I use and love all the time

    -- Patrick Mrowczynski

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    Default Re: ClearCase and 3 way merge/compare

    BC is amazing peace of software - lifesaver.

    When this 3 way merge/compare utility becomes part of regular release, the product is going to be even better.

    Please, don't drop this feature out of coming release under any circumstance. The 'merge' functionality is needed in any complex software development environment.

    Thanks in advance ...

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    Default Re: ClearCase and 3 way merge/compare

    Three way compare and merge is one of our main goals for version 3, and I don't think we'll drop it. We're working hard on v3, but it will be a while yet before we'll have something to release.
    Chris K Scooter Software

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    Default Re: ClearCase and 3 way merge/compare

    I can't agree more with the previous poster. BC2 is far ahead of its nearest competitor; it's hard to believe it lacks a fundamental function such as merge. I'd say about 50%-70% of the diffs we do are in the course of merging files.

    The sooner merges can be done with BC, the better. Keep up the good work!


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    Default Re: ClearCase and 3 way merge/compare

    I agree, BC is brilliant and a 3-way merge facility will mean I can ditch the problematic ClearCase merge utility.

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    Default Re: ClearCase and 3 way merge/compare

    I hate to bring it up again, but here is another request for a merge utility. I've been using Subversion with TortoiseSVN and their diff/merge utility is quite clunky. I've replaced the diff utility with BC, but I have to just deal with the merge.

    -Jon

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